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Neon District

The NEON Lights of Norfolk
Lined with vivid murals and quirky outdoor sculptures, the NEON (that stands for “New Energy of Norfolk”) arts district, a 15-minute stroll from Nauticus, the maritime science center, has emerged as the city’s creative hub. It’s anchored by the Chrysler Museum of Art, with an impressive collection that spans the ages from Egyptian mummies to Renaissance masters and contemporary greats like Jackson Pollock. There’s also glass studio that draws big crowds during its free hour-long noontime demo. Around the corner, check out the works of 28 local artists and visit their studios at the D’Art Center. NEON isn’t just about visual artists: You can drop by an improv comedy performance at Push Comedy Theater or catch a live performance at the Harrison Opera House.